Style Saves, the Miami Beach-based nonprofit that raises funds for school supplies for underprivileged students internationally, will host its 10th annual Back-to-School activation, August 14 and 15. The organization will aim to outfit 10,000 students with the essentials they need for a new school year.
Originally set to take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the activation has been restructured to be contactless in observance of the Covid-19 safety protocols in Miami-Dade County. The convention center will instead serve as a fulfillment center for the BTS kits. Once the kits are prepared, they will be shipped out to the individual families, larger organizations, and shelters that will be scheduling pick ups. Kits will be packed and distributed from August 14-15.
Back-to-School is Style Saves’ largest annual activation and is designed to diminish the financial and emotional stress of going back to school that often burdens lower-income families, while also ensuring each child starts their first day with confidence.
Rachael Russell Saiger, founder of Style Saves and fashion director of Miansai, will partner with board members Dave and Isabela Grutman, and husband and Miansai founder Michael Saiger, to spearhead this initiative each year. Together, they and have helped more than 100,000 students since the Back-to-School program began in 2011.
”Our Back-to-School activation exemplifies Style Saves’ pillar of serving South Florida’s underserved population of students,” Russell Saiger says. “It’s an opportunity to set up thousands of families and students for a successful school year and encourage them to continue pursuing educational opportunities.”